The photos in this gallery were taken July 2014-September 2014. The subjects and activities in these photos are associated with two nonprofit wildlife organizations on Anna Maria Island – Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center Inc. and Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring.
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A freezer at Wildlife Inc. is filled with $1,500 worth of mice and chicks – food for the birds of prey that are in the rehab.
A fawn with a broken vertebra rests at Wildlife Inc. in Bradenton Beach. The fawn was rescued from a residence in Tampa.
Screech owls line a perch in one of the cages at Wildlife Inc. in Bradenton Beach.
A juvenile mockingbird recuperates at Wildlife Inc.’s rehabilitation center in Bradenton Beach.
Gail Straight, owner of Wildlife Inc. in Bradenton Beach, holds a 15-week-old bobcat Aug. 6. The juvenile bobcat was rescued in Myakka City and brought to the Bradenton Beach center to be rehabilitated
AMITW volunteer Claudia and Glenn Wiseman show onlookers a sea turtle egg.
Ryan Weatherwax, 5, visiting from Saudi Arabia, stands on a bucket and hammers a stake marking a sea turtle nest. AMITW volunteer Glenn Wiseman assists.
Volunteers Claudia and Glenn Wiseman expose a sea turtle nest July 2 to verify the nest, during an Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring tour on the beach.
Kenzie Lowe, 10, visiting from Missouri, ties ribbon around stakes marking a sea turtle nest with AMITW volunteer Claudia Wiseman July 2 at Manatee Public Beach.
AMITW volunteers sort contents pulled from a hatched sea turtle nest Sept. 4 to determine how many eggs hatched, how many did not and if hatchlings remain in the nest.
A crowd forms around AMITW volunteers Sept. 4 as they excavate a nest near the Sea Grape Lane beach access in Anna Maria.
Thirteen unhatched eggs were found during a nest excavation performed by AMITW volunteers Sept. 4.
AMITW volunteer John Schmkaitis enters data collected from an excavation into a tablet, purchased this year through a grant to AMITW from the Sea Turtle Conservancy.
AMITW volunteers John Schimkaitis and Mary Lechleidner excavate a sea turtle nest near Sea Grape Lane in Anna Maria Sept. 4.